Category Archives: Baseball in General

2019 MLB Predictions!

Regular reader Dick Snyder asked me to make predictions for the 2019 baseball season, which is always a dicey endeavor, but here they are! (Yes, I take requests.) The American League seems to be a pretty predictable affair. Both the … Continue reading

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So Long, Frank

I was surprised by how hard Frank Robinson’s death struck me. I’m sure that many of you, even those casual sports fans, are aware of the news given that Frank had a 21-year Hall of Fame career, and was baseball’s … Continue reading

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What’s on Your Bucket List?

My buddy Al and I have just returned from another item on our baseball bucket list, namely attending a Little League World Series game. We saw Puerto Rico defeat Canada and Georgia (Southeast) defeat Michigan (Great Lakes). Well, we saw … Continue reading

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No Blues for the Browns in 1944

The St. Louis Browns, more than any other team in baseball, were affected both negatively and positively by World War II. The Browns are the least successful franchise in major league history, and so in The Boys We Knew, Mr. … Continue reading

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We Have a Language Problem

When I was a boy a “mobile” phone was that one in the kitchen that had a 5 foot cord that allowed you to talk out in the garage where hopefully, your parents couldn’t hear you. There were certain words, … Continue reading

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Happy Opening Day!

Ah, Opening Day! My favorite holiday of the year. There’s nothing like the first game of the season to symbolize hope. Opening Day signals the end of winter and the beginning of spring (no matter how much more it might … Continue reading

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Play by Play the Old-Fashioned Way

I love my high-definition television, especially when it comes to watching baseball games. I like replay and all the different camera angles and I like seeing it all from the comfort of my couch. Despite the visual splendor that modern … Continue reading

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